Oklahoma City

Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: La 29 District spotlight

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

It was a Saturday morning trip with my mom to Grider’s Friendly Foods that I remember most about visiting SW 29th street in the mid-1970s. Located at May and 29th, the bustling area was always busy with shoppers gathering groceries for the week. And while I may not have known it at the time, Jude & Jody’s Furniture, whose iconic television

Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: A Day in the Western Avenue District

Friday, July 23, 2021

When you hear the word “Western,” the image that comes to mind may include an old, black-and-white, gun-toting, horseback-riding cowboy film, but the Western Avenue District in Oklahoma City is here to change that perception. “New businesses are opening every day on Western Avenue,” said District Manager Kendall Bleakley. “We

Q&A with the Chamber's Jeff Seymour and Evan Fay on gBETA coming to OKC

Friday, July 23, 2021

Nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor along with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and several Oklahoma City-area partners, including American Fidelity Assurance Company, Inasmuch Foundation, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Oklahoma State University Foundation, Square Deal Capital and the University of Oklahoma, recently announced

Tinker expansion plan to enhance safety, create opportunities for future mission growth

Thursday, July 22, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 22, 2021 – Officials of the Oklahoma Industries Authority and Greater Oklahoma City Chamber announced a plan today to facilitate Tinker’s ability to enhance security and safety, while also creating an opportunity for future mission growth. “Since 1941, Tinker has been a cornerstone of our city’s economic

Weekend of Local Campaign Calls on Oklahomans to Support Small Businesses

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Independent Shopkeepers Association (ISA) and partners across the state of Oklahoma are asking Oklahomans to go out and support local businesses in their communities through a new campaign, the Weekend of Local. The Weekend of Local, set for July 23-25, is calling on customers to shop and eat local all weekend long as a way to celebrate small businesses

New 'AudaCity' podcast: #ShopSmallForOKC, Heartland Flyer, River Cruises, hard seltzer mania, more

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Want more video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg We encourage everyone to Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC and talk about the Chamber’s summer “support local” campaign. We also talk more local hard seltzer, new Oklahoma River Cruise landings at the Stockyards and the First Americans

Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: Midtown makes local mixed-use good

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Midtown's historic Plaza Court building is the symbolic heart of the district, anchored by Chamber member and Oklahoma-born concept McNellie's Public House. The area now known as Midtown was originally home to the city’s first hospital (SSM Health St. Anthony), first grocery store, first kindergarten and more. Near the turn of the century, homes

Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: The OKC Outlets

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

With an impressive and diverse array of name brands, 394,000 square feet of shopping space and proximity to I-40 there is no secret why the OKC Outlets attracts shoppers not just from all over Oklahoma but from bordering states such as Texas and Kansas. “I think the average person would be very surprised at how much out-of-state shopping the OKC